Constitution Hill – A Historical Treasure Chest

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Constitution Hill is a heritage site in Johannesburg.  Situated on a hill overlooking the bustling Johannesburg inner city to the south and the forested suburbs to the north, the site provides a unique perspective on the City of Gold and its dramatic history. It is home to the Constitutional Court of South Africa and to the notorious Old Fort prison complex.

Sawubona September 2017

This human rights precinct has recently been awarded the Trip Advisor, Traveler’s Choice Award for 2017. It is a prestigious location for meetings and conferences, performance art, live events, film screenings and art exhibitions.

The site offers unique venues located within what used to be 3 prisons dating back over 100 years. Host an intimate gathering in the Old Fort Courtyard, – a prison yard with imposing high walls and layers of evocative history – or hold large outdoor events in the impressive Constitution Square – bordered by the Constitutional Court and the notorious Number Four Prison. Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi and scores of other political activists were incarcerated the precinct.  You are spoilt for choice with more than 10 other exceptional venues on the Hill.

For the heritage tourist, Constitution Hill features tours and exhibitions that celebrate South Africa’s journey from its struggle against apartheid to the adoption of one of the most progressive constitutions in the world.

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